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much for joining us. i'm carol costello. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >>> nice to see you, everyone. it is 11:00 on the east coast. 8:00 on the west coast. and it has come down to this. after thousands of speeches and hundreds of ads, after hundreds of millions of dollars bankrolling months and months of nonstop campaigning, the two main candidates for president in 2012 are tied. see for yourself. the final preelection cnn polling could literally not be closer. president obama supported by 47% of likely voters. mitt romney supported by -- excuse me 49% of likely voters. mitt romney supported by 49% of likely voters. other late polls look very, very similar. one shows them tied at 48%. if you look way down at the bottom there. the others give the president somewhere between a one and three-point edge, depending on which one you look at there. but margin of error sefrg. the race to reach the voters on election eve is just so competitive. mitt romney is racing from florida in the morning to new hampshire tonight with stops in virginia and ohio in between.
not testify. >> reporter: cnn has not been able to reach broadwell for comment. >> athena jones reporting. and david boyle has spoken to general petraeus, and worked with him and followed his career up close as he researched a book after iraq, and i asked him what it was like to interview petraeus. >> i wrote a book about him and interviewed him -- a book about iraq and interviewed him in 2010 and when i asked him for an interview, i got an e-mail response from him directly like that. i got other e-mails from him subsequent to that, subsequent to our interview, where he was enthusiastic and supportive and cheering me on for getting good reviews, and it was like i had a mentor. you know, he is very effective personally. but then when i start reading about the fact that he may have been obsessively e-mailing his mistress and so forth, he struck me as a man who may have had a digital addiction or a digital, almost like a digital mania, which all of us can maybe relate to these days, because he's a guy who was constantly e-mailing, texting and perhaps he was googling himself too much and shou
and it makes me happy. all right. >>. >>> good evening, everyone, i'm dob lemon. you're in the cnn newsroom. the next 24 hours may be critical in finding out which direction hamas will take. 38,000 troops amass at the gaza border and tough talk from both sides, there's still a chance for diplomacy. but time is running out. today was the deadliest day yet. israel saying it lobbed 135 rockets into gaza and some reports say up to 29 palestinians were killed today alone, including 10 members of the same family. on the other side of the border, air sirens screamed out in several cities. israel says it intercepted dozens of the nearly 150 rockets hamas fired including two targeted at tel aviv. the shelling is intense on both sides. cnn's anderson cooper witnessed it firsthand. he's been reporting live from gaza city. and earlier, i was on the air with anderson when a massive explosion took place nearby. watch what happened. >> in that blast, we know ten members of one family, also two media centers built -- [ blast ]. whoa! that was a rather large explosion. that occurred -- just look out here. i
and twitter. our handle is cnn bottom line. "cnn saturday morning" continues right now with the top stories we're watching. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." egypt on edge. thousands of furious protesters pack tahrir square after their new president makes a bold move for unprecedented power. so far, so good, that cease fire between israel and hamas is holding for now. but there are real fears even the slightest flare-up could kick off chaos. >>> how was i to know he would do a dumb thing like that? >> and tv's original bad boy. hollywood reacting this morning to the death of "dallas" star larry hagman. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. on the west, and here's where we start this morning. larry hagman's family says he was surrounded by family at the end. the 81-year-old actor died of complications from cancer. he's best known for his iconic portrayal of j.r. ewing in the show "dallas." it's a role that he always called his favorite. peter fonda said goodbye to his friend on twitter, saying hagman brough
-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn sunday morning." this is mile 26 and the marathon has become a sprint. the candidates' final push to get your vote. >>> the power is coming back and the gas is on the way, but some of sandy's victims are saying they're being ignored, and plunging temperatures are creating panic. >>> we talk about women as a social issue. excuse me, you know? half the population are not a social issue. >> she says it's dangerous war on u.s. soil and it could be decided by tuesday's election. my exclusive interview with feminist icon gloria staten isla island joochlt it is sunday, november 4th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. so glad you're with us. we start this morning with the presidential election just two days away. president obama and mitt romney seem to be squeezing every last frequent flyer mile out of this campaign. they've got a combined 16 stops in eight states before heading home, and we'll be there for all of it. our correspondents are spread across the states to bring you all the u
. thank you so much for joining me today. "cnn newsroom" continues right now. >>> hey, everyone. i'm john berman. it's 11:00 on the east coast, 8:00 in the west. the man praised around the world for playing a central patrrole the ceasefire between israel and hamas is right now the target of massive protests. tens of thousands of protesters are in tahrir square and other cities calling morsi a dictator and the new pharaoh. he granted himself broad new powers specially allowing him to run the country unchecked. and the truce is facing its first challenge. a palestinian farmer was shot dead when israeli officers shot near the border. first i want to go to cairo and reza sayah who's following all the developments there. just a few moments ago, morsi spoke to a huge crowd. what did he say? >> well, he tried to calm things down. he defended his position. he defended the controversial decrees he announced last night telling his opponents that he's part of the revolution, one of the people. certainly at this hour he's got a lot of opponents and critics who do not agree with him and are are expres
the wild." i'm going to have a cold shower. good evening. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." power and protests. furious demonstrators take to the square in cairo as egypt's new president rewrites the rules. >>> let's make a deal. will the white house and congress finally see eye to eye on the fiscal cliff? we're just over 24024-inch hours from the start of bargaining time. >>> plus -- >> push one of my kids and i will stab you. >> the crowds are rowdy, rough, and downright rude, and the holiday season has only just begun. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> it is sunday, november 25th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. overnight protesters clashed with security forces. this was the scene in. cnn's reza sayah is live this morning. how far are they actually spreading now? >> randi, the protests seem to be spreading. according to the interior ministry starting last night and continuing on to terrell morning hours, there were protests, demonstrations in the northern city. according to the government officials, they tried to
-new cnn/orc poll of likely voters have mitt romney and president obama in a dead heat, 49% apiece. both candidates are canvassing the critical swing states on this final full day on the campaign trail. the president will hold rallies in madison, wisconsin, columbus, ohio, des moines, iowa. governor romney is in florida and lynchburg and fairfax virginia, columbus ohio and in manchester, new hampshire. and it wouldn't be a presidential election without some kind of legal fight in the state of florida. the state's democratic party is suing to extend early voting hours with people reporting lines of up to seven hours at some south florida early polling stations. cnn has this place covered like no other network. we've got dan lothian in madison, wisconsin. jim acosta is in orlando, florida, martin savidge is in cleveland, ohio. miguel marquez is in las vegas, nevada. ed lavandera is in denver, colorado, for us this morning. john zarrella comes to us live from plantation, florida. we want to begin with complete comprehensive coverage with john berman checking in to see how our correspondents
't told sooner. a time line cnn has put together shows the republican house majority leader may have known about former cia director david petraeus' extramarital affair before the president did. that's according to aides to congressman eric cantor who tell us he found out from an fbi employee concerned that national security might have been breached as a result of the affair. cantor was told on october 27th. president obama didn't find out about the affair until after election day. congressional leaders from both parties are upset that neither they nor the president were informed until late last week. >> obviously this was a matter involving a potential compromise of security. and the president should have been told about it at the earliest date. >> reporter: a u.s. official said there was no breach of security as a result of the affair. a cantor aide says the congressman called the fbi's leadership to report the information he got on october 31st. but according to "the wall street journal," the fbi's probe had already been under way for months. "the journal" says the fbi's investigation b
, sir. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." >> it's a tragedy. it's a tragedy for the nation. it's a tragedy for the defense leaders. >> harassing e-mails, a second woman involved, a scandal unfolding on election day. we'll bring you the details on the affair that brought down the most powerful spy chief in america. >>> this time overseas, the bbc chief resigns amidst false allegations. we'll have a live report. >>> they're our fathers, our mothers, our sons, and daughters. this veterans day we honor the heroes that fight for america's freedom. it is sunday, november 11. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we start with new details that led to the resignation of general petraeus. a timeline has now come into focus as well as a new investigation that has brought this to light. >> we now know from a u.s. official that it was a complaint from paula broadwell was sending harassing e-mails to another woman close to the cia director that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know that the investigation led
at cnn world headquarters in atlanta. see you back here tomorrow night. thanks for watching. good night >>> from cnn headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." >>> the chilling side in gaza with signs of neither side letting up. >> everybody is pretty much fed up. >> almost three months later, thousands are still without power and basic necessities after superstorm sandy. >>> and the president just landed in thailand preparing to do what no sitting president has ever done before, visiting a neighboring country. it's sunday, november 18th. good morning, everyone. i'm victor blackwell sitting in this morning for randi kaye. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we start this hour in the middle east. there's a bit of hope for a negotiated cease-fire. leaders from egypt and france are trying to mediate. for the past five days israel and hamas have fired rockets and bombed one another, israeli air strikes have taken a heavy toll on gaza and hamas. right now israel is keeping open the possibility of a ground offensive. they've got 30,000 troopons the border with another 75,00
. thanks for watching. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is cnn sunday morning. >>> gearing for gridlock. on the roads, in the air. americans headed back home today by the millions. the pressure is on. will the white house and congress finally see eye to eye on the fiscal cliff? we're just over 24 hours from the start of bargaining time. power and protest. furious demonstrators take to tahrir square in cairo, as egypt's new president rewrites the rules. >> the crowds are rowdy, rough, and down right rude, and the holiday shopping season has only just begun. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm radi kaye. it's 8:00. from maine to florida, millions of people are heading home as the thanksgiving holiday is wrapping up. today is usually one of the busiest travel days of the year, but so far it has been surprisingly quiet. cnn national correspondent suzanne candiotti is in new york hanging out with a few travellers this morning. suzanne, good morning to you. so i guess it's still pretty early in the day, but it should probably get pretty busy there later on. >> oh, it probably will pi
, appreciate you both coming on this morning. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >>> from cnn headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn sunday morning." power and protests. furious demonstrators take to tahrir square as president morsi rewrites the rules. >>> push my children and i will stab you. >> the holiday shopping season has object just begun. and what is mother earth's real age? marco rubio says he doesn't know. bill nye the science guy. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> it is sunday, november 25th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. we begin with the protests in egypt. over night protesters clashed with security forces. this was the scene in dammanhour north of cry row. reza sayah joining us. when can we expect the big one to start? >> reporter: the big one starts tuesday. they're calling for a 1 million main protest on tuesday. that's going to repeat calling for opponents of mr. morsi. but even today there are pro-morsi demonstrated takes place. they're going to be take place in cities outside of cairo. in some of these cities you have anti-morsi protesters as well. we've
then. thanks for being with me. i'm brooke baldwin at the cnn world headquarters here in atlanta lt let's go to wolf blitzer in louisiana. "the situation room" starts now. >>> happening now, congress comes back to work but the clock is ticking. unless lawmakers make a deal, automatic spending cuts and tax increases are just a matter of only a few weeks away for everyone. i'll ask a top member of the republican leadership if there's any room for serious compromise. >>> and if you own a home, deductions that save you money every year could be changing or simply going away. we're taking a closer look. >>> and ballpoint pens that hide poison needles and poison bullets. they sound like props in a cold war era spy movie. but they're part of a real assassination plot. we have details. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're just 36 days away from the painful across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases people here in washington are calling the fiscal cliff. today, we have new proof that people across the country not only are aware of what's going on, they're very, very
, everyone, you are watching cnn and i'm don lemon. tonight, i'm in downtown columbus, ohio, at the beautiful boat house restaurant, our host here and i want to show what you thousands and thousands of people in this city did today. it's early voting in the columbus and all over the state of ohio, voters here got one weekend to cast votes ahead of election day, just one weekend. last election, they could vote on five weekends before the election. so, these people bundled up against the cold, i was out there with them today. they waited in very long lines here in columbus, some of them for two hours or more to pick a man to award their state's 18 electoral votes. and a brand new poll to show you, a nationwide poll of likely voters who were asked just one question, who do you support for president of the united states? and if you thought the race was close up to now, i want you to take a look at this. 49%, 49%. president obama and mitt romney, nationwide among likely voters. that poll was taken just this weekend by cnn and orc international. three other national non-partisan polls released toda
is extremely tight right now. here is the national cnn poll. the survey is out over the last week and a half. average them together. it's as close as you can get. look at these numbers, colorado is one of the eight battleground states. a very, very close contest. ift's why you hear the rhetoric and the candidates going to the battleground states in the last four days. >> paul steinhauser, thank you. >> we are talking chairs this morning. actor clint eastwood appeared on fox news to talk about his whacky republican national convention speech and how it came to be, how the chair came to be on stage with him talking to it. in case you missed the speech, here it is. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himself. you're absolutely crazy. you're getting as bad as biden. >> now the acting, directing legend says it was an ad lib, which was obvious at the time. let's listen. >> i have to give john vioght a pat on the back. i was sitting with him and a couple other people talking about the economy. he said why doesn't anybody in hollywood ever speak up. i
that joy back in their life, it's priceless. that joy back in their life. it's priceless. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta this is "early start weekend." >> there's something missing. the fbi does not as a matter of routine look into the affairs of cia officers. >> has taken down a four-star general. but daved petraeus' resignation may be the tip of a bigger secret. >>> the new majority. the women's choice. battling over voting rights. tuesday morning taught new lessons and we'll put what we learned in focus. >> they should be held accountable over their. >> who is to blame for the loss of power that has now gone on for nearly two weeks? >>> it is saturday, november 10th, good morning, everyone.um >> i'm victor blackwell. >> we start with the shocking revelation from general david petraeus. he resigned from his post citing an extra marital affair but a hard pill for the president to swallow. >> i was told that general petraeus submitted this letter of resignation yesterday and that obama agonized over this for the last 24 hours. did not want to sign it, did not want to accept
. cnn chief white house correspondent jessica yellin and chief political correspondent gloria borger join us right now. gloria, guess i'll start with you. does the president have any leverage? >> he has a lot of leverage right now. i mean, if you look back to the debt ceiling in the summer of 2011, you recall the president was accused of negotiating with himself because it was sort of a time of weakness for him. right now, look, joe, he's just won re-election. 67% of the american public according to our polls believes that there should be a deal that contains a combination of spending cuts and tax increases. more than half of the american public says, you know what, we'd like the taxes on the wealthy to go up. so he does have public opinion on his side. just been re-elected. so he feels like, you know, he's got the wind at his back so to speak. >> jessica yellin, when you look at the situation a lot of democrats on capitol hill are suggesting they're ready to go over the fiscal cliff. what's the president saying about that? >> reporter: well, the white house says that that's not some
facebook.com/carolcnn. thank you for joining me in the cnn "newsroom." i'm carol costello. we continue right now with ashleigh banfield. >> nice to have you with us. it's 11:00 on the east coast and 8:00 on the west coast. the secret is out. multiple marriages may be on the line and a city that thought it couldn't be shocked, that would be washington, is near speechless over the petraeus affair. i said near speechless. lawmakers with oversight duties over national security, they are not speechless. they want to know why they didn't know the fbi had discovered the director of the cia was having a fling with his married biographer. he's on the left, she's on the right. and today we know the number two republican in the house, majority leader eric cantor, was tipped off to the matter late last month. but officially the white house itself was not told until last tuesday. election day. after the case had been closed. it's now been almost 72 hours since the whole world learned of the downfall of the rock star four-star general turned he is pea naj chief. the affair itself with a har
and the president. big day for us here at cnn tomorrow. for now, let's go to wolf blitzer in "the situation room." wolf? >>> happening now, a grueling and very tight presidential race entering its final hours with the candidates campaigning right down to the wire. we're watching all of their final rallies. we're going to hear from president obama in ohio in a little while. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> it's election eve in america. 26 hours to go until the first polls close. as voters pick the next president of the united states. and the unparalleled coverage we've brought you all through the campaign certainly continues today. our cnn correspondents are trailing the candidates. they're diving into the issues. they're talking to voters in every critical battleground state as we count down these final hours to election day. let's begin our coverage this hour, covering mitt romney, the republican nominee is campaigning his way up the east coast today. his latest stop, virginia with 13 critically important electoral votes. president obama took them in 2008. president bush to
with me at cnn.com/sanjay. let's keep that conversation going on twitter as well at sanjaygupta cnn. time to get you a check of your top stories in the cnn newsroom. >>> from cnn woshld headquarters in tlapt. >> it's a tragedy. it's a tragedy for the nation. it's a tragedy for the agency. >> reporter: harassing emails. a second woman involved. scandal unfolding on election day. we'll bring you details on the affair that brought down the most powerful spy chief in america. >>> $7 trillion in tax increases and spending cuts. and the threat of another recession. that's the fiscal cliff that looms ahead. 51 days away. >> reporter: they're our fathers, other mothers, our sons and daughters. this veterans day we honor the heroes that fight for america's freedom. sfwlimplt good morning. happy veterans day. i'm randi kaye. we start with new details on the scandal that led to the resignation of cia director general david petraeus. >> the woman who wrote the biography was sending harassing emails to another woman close to the cia director that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know fro
me @alivelshi. thank you for watching. cnn newsroom is up next. >>> hello, everyone. you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm fredricka whitfield. it's a sprint to the finish line for the presidential candidates with just three days left to go until election day. barack obama and mitt romney are making the most of every minute. both are crisscrossing the country and hitting the crucial battleground states one last time. the president's first stop today was a rally in ohio where he told a cheering crowd that his economic ideas are working. he's also stumping in wisconsin, iowa, and virginia. all today. and as we mentioned, wisconsin is one of those critical swing states the candidates are concentrating on. and campaign workers on both sides are out knocking on doors, trying to get people to the polls. white house correspondent brianna keilar joining us live from milwaukee, wisconsin. it will be a while before the president speaks there, but you got a crowd and lots of music, nonetheless. >> that's right. and this crowd is eagerly awaiting not only the president but katy perry who w
in new york. and close to 5 million customers are still waiting for the power to come back on. >> cnn has the entire disaster zone covered this morning. our correspondents spanned out across lower manhattan and all up and down the jersey shore. >> first, the economic capital of our country is slowly getting back to normal this morning even while facing extreme damage. power outages and people having to walk for hours just to get to work. meantime, another hospital lost generator power in lower manhattan. right now hundreds of people are being pushed out of bellevue after hundreds of others were evacuated yesterday. our dr. sanjay gupta is live at bellevue but first to rob marciano. the governor says there will be no fares for subways, trains and buses but many of the bus and subway lines are still not up and running yet so how limited is transportation now? >> well, i can tell you from what we witnessed yesterday, it's very limited. for one thing the buses don't run at night, at least south of 23rd because it's too dark and dangerous. you come down here in the middle of the night and you
perhaps not yet. i want to bring in cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr. barbara, adultery can be a crime in the military but it is not in the cia. it can, however, be a risky, risky endeavor. are there any indications at this point that our national security was threatened in the petraeus case? >> well, ashleigh, so far there is no indication of that but the facts have not come out in public. earlier today retired general james "spider "marks who broadwell once worked for and knows petraeus addressed this very question. >> there's absolutely almost zero percent chance that national security was compromised or was at risk. now, clearly, based on an initial investigation, there might have been classified documents that were found on her laptop. again, that might be more procedural than it is a large risk. so that needs to be looked into and that needs to be put aside so you can end that discussion and frankly you can let dave petraeus and paula go on with their lives because frankly the cia is going to be okay. >> look, by all accounts, broadwell, a reservist in the military, al
>> thank you so much for joining us today. happy thanksgiving. "cnn newsroom" continues right now. >>> thank you so much. have a great thanksgiving. i'm in for ashleigh banfield. happy thanksgiving to all. quiet, calm and day of celebration. israel and gaza a cease-fire still holding. one side claiming victory. here in the states the annual macy's thanksgiving day parade kicks off. we'll take you there. >>> they risked their lives defending our freedom. they are sending messages to their loved ones here at home. >> hi, paula. i can't wait to see you. >> thank you for your support. >> shout out to my wife and my two sons. happy thanksgiving and go falcons. >> thanks so much for joining us. a lot of people in the middle east are separating now but for different reason. >> the cease-fire sendi ining eh days of fighting. the truce is now nearly 24 hours old and appears to be holding. hamas has declared a public holiday to mark what its leeades are calling a victory. the man being parade r for making it happen is morsi. let's begin with you. what is happening or not happening now? >> r
. devastating the environment there. tourism costing many people their jobs, as well. cnn's ed lavandera saw the devastation firsthand when he covered the story. ed, as, of course, we wait eric holder's arrival, i'll let you proceed and may have to interrupt you as soon as he is to enter the room. so, what kind of reaction is there from this $4 billion planned settlement? >> reporter: well, i think a lot of people in the gulf coast region trying to figure out what all of this means and the money will be parcelled out. >> all right. sorry about that, ed. you have to hold that thought there. here's u.s. attorney general eric holder. >> i'm honored to join with associate attorney general tony west, assistant attorney general for the criminal division of the justice department lanny brewer, director robert casami of the security and exchange division, john beretta, head of the de deepwater horizon and achieving justice for those whose lives and livelihoods were impacted by the largest environmental disaster in the history of the united states. and to hold accountable -- hold accountable those wh
for being with me here. i'm brooke baldwin at the world headquarters of cnn in atlanta. let's go to my friend wolf blitzer, "the situation room" starts right now. hey, wolf. >> hi, brooke. thanks very much. happening now, president obama gets down to business. he's signaling what his priorities are for term two. also, a dramatic courtroom confrontation of the former congresswoman gabrielle gifford stares down the man who tried to kill her. now that the voters have had their say, colorado's marijuana growers and would-be legal dealers face a showdown with the federal government. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> today we're getting our first inside hints about what's on the president's to-do list now that the election is over. the list includes huge issues like taxes, the deficit, headline making overseas trip and a possible shakeup of his cabinet. let's get right to our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. she's been doing some reporting. jessica, what are you learning? >> reporter: hi, wolf. first the reports that the president is going to be delivering
is wrong with you? >> i was watching it. and my first thought is why is cnn trying to kill ally? what did he do here? >> because it is a dram mastic image at how big this is. >> it does and it doesn't. i mean, if it saves one life isn't it worth it? >> well, yeah, but there is a lot of things that you can do on cnn to save lives. but you can do that on another show. there was a part of queens that burned down on monday night and people don't know about it while it was happening. which is kind of odd. there were 130 homes. >> 110 homes. well, i was anchoring this show from 9:00 until 10:00 and midnight until 1:00. and we weren't aware. >> why is that? >> there was so much going on. >> it was like an apocalypse during the night. >> we are in a condensed area and i guess i would have thought through with everybody with their cell phone cameras and whatever maybe there needs to be a better mechanism. for some time and there is a good thing it was shocking that it happened. >> it was a chaotic night. we'll come back and talk more about this odd through bromance sproutle out of this. believe it
majority of which comes from iran. >> throughout this crisis cnn has positioned crews throughout the region including correspondents in egypt and on both sides of the israeli/gaza border. the celebrations in gaza city right now apparently growing larger and larger. let's go to arwa damon on the scene for us. set the scene, tell our viewers what's going on. >> reporter: well, wolf, if you were to look at the street below us 24 hours ago, you would have seen that it was utterly deserted. we're hearing sirens right now. and for the first time since this conflict began, it is not because they're heading to the scene of an air strike. there's a traffic jam down below. for some it is celebrating what they do view as being a victory for them. for others it is celebrating the fact that they quite simply are able to finally leave their homes for the first time since this all began. we were down there just a short while ago. entire families have packed themselves into their vehicles for the first time not because they are fleeing violence but quite simply because they can go outside without fear of p
here. >> appreciate it. that's going to wrap things up here for us. stay connected at cnn.com/sanjay. let's keep it going on twitter. time to get your check of your top stories making news right now. >> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is cnn sunday morning. air raid sirens as people run for cover in the middle east. as fighting escalates between israel and hamas, world leaders urge peace, but could we see a ground war in gaza before it's all over? >> asia tour. president obama arrives overseas to strengthen economic and political ties in asia, including a visit to myanmar, the first u.s. president to do so. >> j-date. jewish singles using their faith and the web to find the perfect love match. it's our paces of pait. >>> and end of an icon. the maker of twinkies, wonder bread and ding dongs says good-bye. >> i'm viktor blackwell in for randi kaye. >> i want to start this hour with something we heard from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu this morning. we are prepared for a significant expansion of the operation. he is talking about the possibility of g
and triggering massive spending cuts and tax hikes. cnn's athena jones reports on a possible turning point in the negotiations. >> reporter: members of congress expressed optimism sunday about the prospects for reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. a series of tax increases and spending cuts next year that could do serious damage to the economy. they also sounded warnings. >> we can and must get an agreement, otherwise, i think first of all the markets are going to start reacting. >> it's not a done deal and it's not a certainty. if congress does nothing, which congress has gotten pretty good at doing these days, we'll go over the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: staffers have been working behind the scenes to find common ground to prevent across the board cuts lawmakers say should concern everyone. >> you should be worried, we all ought to be worried whether we are dependent upon other aspects of the federal budget, whether we're worried about the the regulation of food safety, about our borders being secured, about the fbi being supported. >> reporter: democrats and the president want to
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the first time israel has fired on syria since 1973. cnn senior international correspondent sarah is joining us from jerusalem to talk a little bit about all of this that's taking place, and you had a chance, an exclusive, to sit down with israel's president simon peres to talk about what is taking place there. it is somewhat alarming, the escalating violence. does he think that there is really going to be kind of an escalation in gaza? >> well, we asked him that question directly, and he made it sound as if there was not going to be a major escalation, but couch that with saying that they had to see what the proper thing is to do there, because we have been seeing dozens upon dozens of rockets coming in to israel. much of this started really on thursday with the death of a 13-year-old palestinian boy who was in gaza simply playing football outside of his home. he was shot and killed. now, the witnesses there said that the shots came from israeli soldiers in a jeep. however, the israeli military is investigating and they say they do not believe they were in that area, and that they do not be
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